The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Tampa Bay Bucs 34 – 17 , on Sunday. I was certainly impressed, by Minnesota backup Quarterback Case Keenum. He threw for 369 yards, 2 touchdowns, and no interceptions, and more importantly he had success with the long ball. He threw 11 passes over 20 yards, connecting on 7.
I have to admit, I didn’t know much about Keenum, except he had been with several teams, as a backup. I googled him, and was surprised I had forgotten, what a great college career he had.
He starred at the University of Houston, where he still holds most NCAA career passing records, including:
Most passes = 1,546 of 2,294
Most Passing Yards = 19,217 yards
Most Passing Touchdowns = 155
Most Rushing TD’s by a QB = 23
He holds several other records, including a 9 touchdown performance against Rice.
Keenum was able to have such a great performance, with the help of 3 key offensive weapons.
Stephon Diggs 8 catches for 73 yards
Adam Thielen 5 catches for 98 yards
Dalvin Cook 5 catches for 72 yards 27 carries for 97 yards
We’ll see if he can bring his magic throughout the season.